Hoping to get away, but worried that your holiday fund won’t stretch far enough? Thankfully, today’s holiday market is packed to the brim with tour operators and holiday companies that are falling over themselves to secure your custom, which usually means cheap package holidays and fantastic money-saving offers.
Deciding where to start usually depends on what type of holiday you’re after. If you’re feeling spontaneous and you fancy a last-minute break departing as soon as possible, your best bet is to start scouring the late deals leaving within the next few weeks. This is still a great way to snap up a bargain, and in order to get the best prices you should be as flexible as possible with your search criteria. Try searching for a wide range of resorts under one main destination, and keep your accommodation options fluid too. If possible, be flexible on your departure dates, as sometimes even changing the dates a few days either side can make all the difference. Consider alternative UK airports too – it might mean a longer trip, but could be worth it for the money saved.
Another way to snap up cheap package holidays is to book your trip well in advance. It might seem like a long slog, waiting for your trip to come around, but it’s usually the all-round best option. Firstly, you’ll get the best choice and availability so you really will have the pick of the crop. Many tour operators advertise new holiday brochures or season launches with plenty of fanfare and a great range of deals too, so this can be a great time to grab a discount. And of course, booking ahead means you’ve got more time to save up your spending money and pay off the cost in stages too.
So whether you’re a spontaneous last-second traveller, or a plan-ahead-to-make-it-count type of holidaymaker, there’s a great holiday and some sizzling savings with your name on it.
You’ll find a wide range of special offers, late deals and early bird booking discounts across a large selection of holidays with Thomas Cook, the world’s best-known name in travel. Go online to start searching for your dream holiday at thomascook.com.